It’s been a while since I’ve given anyone an update on the status of WARMAIDEN. The book is coming along nicely. At the end of NaNoWriMo in November, I was up to 60,000 words. Since that time I’ve crept up to 80,000 words, and I hope to be done around the 110,000 word mark. That’s probably at least two months away.

Once I’m all done with the writing, then comes time to go back through the book with a fine-toothed comb — and my critiques from the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group — and fix any glaring mistakes or problems with the manuscript. In a way, I’m looking forward to the edits. The main reason I’m looking forward to that part of the process is that it means that I’ve written a book. Finally.

I’m not naive enough to think that just because the book is written that it’s done and finished. Even once I’m done with the first round of edits, I’m not done with the book. I still have to land an agent, go through their editorial process (if any), get the book in front of a publisher, and go through their many rounds of edits, and finally get it printed and on a shelf. Until I see it sitting on a shelf on my local bookstore, I’m not considering the project completed.

Yeah… I’ve got a long ways to go.